NCAA Game Summary - Texas Tech at New Mexico|
(Saturday, September 11th)
Final Score: Texas Tech 52, New Mexico 17
Albuquerque, NM (Sports Network) - Quarterback Taylor Potts connected on 22-
of-34 passes for 293 yards and three touchdowns as the Texas Tech Red Raiders
rolled over the New Mexico Lobos, 52-17, in a non-conference battle at
Lyle Leong caught five passes for 75 yards and two touchdowns in the victory
for Texas Tech (2-0).
B.R. Holbrook hit on 30-of-50 tosses for 323 yards with one touchdown and
two interceptions in the loss for New Mexico (0-2), while Ty Kirk pulled in
five balls for 119 yards.
Texas Tech jumped out to a quick 14-0 advantage after scoring on its first two
possessions. Potts completed a 55-yard touchdown pass to Austin Zouzalik and
then Eric Stephens followed with a three-yard rushing score after the Red
Raiders' special teams blocked a punt attempt by New Mexico.
The Lobos managed to bounce back on their next drive with a 28-yard field goal
by James Aho.
Texas Tech's special teams continued to impress as Garrett Hentrup returned
New Mexico's kickoff to the seven yard-line, setting up a two-yard touchdown
run by Baron Batch.
Texas Tech made it 24-3 as Matt Williams booted a 22-yard field goal with 7:05
remaining in the first half.
New Mexico was able to answer back on its next drive, going 74 yards on just
five plays as Holbrook completed a nine-yard touchdown pass to Lucas Reed.
The Red Raiders responded on their next possession as Potts completed a 25-
yard touchdown pass to Leong for a 31-10 lead.
The Lobos then struck back, this time a bit more unconventionally. Holbrook
fumbled the ball on a rushing attempt only to be recovered by teammate Chris
Hernandez, who ran 45 yards for a New Mexico touchdown.
The Red Raiders were able to block a punt attempt by New Mexico after the
Lobos' first drive of the third quarter proved unsuccessful. This set up Texas
Tech on the one yard-line, enabling Batch to run for his second touchdown on
Texas Tech would add two touchdowns in the final quarter en route to the
victory. The first came from an 11-yard touchdown pass from Potts to Leong,
while Steven Sheffield ran for a 10-yard score on the Red Raiders next drive.
Texas Tech had 462 total yards on the night as they now remain unscathed on
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